Since I was up until the wee hours, I slept in this morning. It was nice. I took a quick shower to wake myself up a bit, then I decided to tackle my first de-cluttering project: my nightstand. Next to my bed, I have a little bookcase that MT made where I keep my journal and books I want to read and other assorted crappy little things that I think I'm going to look at later. I haven't moved or removed anything from the bookcase for quite awhile. It was dusty and awful. It was time to clean up.
I am not a good housekeeper. I like to have a clean house, but I don't focus a lot of time on more than the very most basic of household cleanup. The area behind my bookcase was horrifying. I am not proud of the dust monsters - way past dust bunnies! - that were back there. I'm embarrassed. :(
I took everything out of the bookcase. I vacuumed everything, I mopped and scrubbed everything. I sorted out all the books and put back only the books I truly intend to read this year. I threw a bunch of things away. I set it up all nice and tidy. I feel a lot better about it all.
This was just a small project and it took me a little bit of time to get it all cleaned up. There are some areas that will take longer I'm sure, but it will be worth it. I was so dang pleased to get this little corner cleaned up, I am really looking forward to my joyfulness when I clean up some closets!